Crop pollination a buzz in the industry

Imagine walking through an orchard or a flowering field to the absence of the comforting sounds of honey bees. These bees that effectively and painlessly pollinate crops and fruit trees are taken for granted. Until the day the parasitic varroa mite comes to Australia and ravage most, if not all, of the feral honey bee population and lay waste to commercial apiaries.

New natural functional foods for disease prevention

Anti cancer potential; lowers cholesterol; protects and maintains a healthy heart; substantiated claims like these could change the way food companies develop and market their food products. Susan Kirk investigates some of the new functional foods and the benefits to human health